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Latest Lincoln Memorial Items
The nation's capital has denied a "no stop" permit for the "2 Million Bikers to DC" rally on Wednesday, meant to "remember those who were killed on 9/11 and honor our armed forces."
The solitary sign in the middle of the throngs who gathered at the Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday raised the salient issue that went largely unmentioned by the speakers at the podium: jobs.
D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton lambasted the Secret Service for its "massive failure" in managing the tens of thousands of people who attended Wednesday's 50th anniversary event of the March on Washington.
A woman charged with defacing the Washington National Cathedral with green paint and suspected of similar vandalism at the Lincoln Memorial and other sites has been admitted to a hospital psychiatric ward.
When Bernice King, the youngest of Martin Luther King's four children, spoke at the Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday as part of the 50th anniversary of her father's "I Have a Dream" speech, her delivery wasn't smooth, but you could feel her passion.
The sole security checkpoint set up for the public to gain access to Wednesday's event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington was bottlenecked early, with frustrated crowds angrily chanting to be admitted and reports of people fainting from the heat.
Standing on the spot where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. famously urged Americans not to judge one another by the color of their skin, President Obama said Wednesday that Americans must use the example of the civil rights marchers of 50 years ago to press for his brand of economic justice for the middle class.
Hundreds gathered in Northwest D.C. on Wednesday for a morning rally that was the first leg of a day of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
Barbara Blackburn was 22 years old when she hopped in a cab as the sun rose on Aug. 28, 1963, and headed toward the Lincoln Memorial. She was one of about 250,000 people on the Mall that historic day 50 years ago to hear the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his famous "I Have a Dream" speech and inspire a peaceful civil rights revolution.